Most Legendary Club Captains

#8 Didier Deschamps

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Famously dismissed as the "Water Carrier" by temperamental countryman Eric Cantona, this quietly industrious midfielder was nevertheless a key asset for any team he played for. Currently making his name as a coach, those qualities for organization and inspiration were already more than present on the pitch as he became a wonderful captain. Although more famous as France's leader in 1998 and 2000, Deschamps also made history while captaining Marseilles. The side lifted the European Cup in 1993 to make the midfielder the youngest ever captain to win the title, and he went on to prove himself far much more than a water-carrier as one of Europe's most effective destroyers in the middle of the pitch.